Because he has a lot going on, and maybe sometimes it just feels good to walk away from over-the-top buffoonery, Howard Stern is vacating his judges’ chair on NBC’s wildly popular Nick Cannon vehicle, America’s Got Talent. But what’s next for him?
The Wrap reports that Stern said during SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday that the current season will be his last on the show. Stern sent a semi-mixed message: he’s too busy with his radio show, but he loves doing TV and would be open to the idea of doing a new show, like the offer he’s considering now.
“I’m going through my own career evaluation right now … In all seriousness, I’ve told you, I’m just too fucking busy … something’s got to give,” Stern said, adding, that he’s received another television offer that he said, “Excites me to no end. I think it would be a great opportunity.” However, he added, it would be impossible for him to pursue the offer while also doing his radio show and “America’s Got Talent.”
However, Stern is at the end of his current five-year contract with Sirius XM, and he hasn’t signed a new deal with them yet. Motely Fool reports that Sirius may not be able to exist without Stern on board.
So Stern’s quitting AGT for a different show! Some kind of new show. The Wrap reports that NBC had no comment.
From The Wrap:
“NBC’s already asked me what my intentions are for next year, whether or not I would come back, and I kind of have told them I think this is my last season. Not ‘I think’ — this is my last season.”
Asked by sidekick Robin Quivers if the current season will be his last, Stern said, “I think it’s fair to say. I don’t want to hang them up. Yeah, it’s my last season.”
NBC had no comment for TheWrap on Stern’s announcement.
Stern went on to say that he’s received another television offer that he said, “Excites me to no end. I think it would be a great opportunity.” However, he added, it would be impossible for him to pursue the offer while also doing his radio show and “America’s Got Talent.”
Listen to Stern’s announcement below.